Tag: Chicago Tribune

How to Go Viral with Your Blog Post

How to Go Viral with Your Blog Post
I have written blogs for four years for numerous news agencies. As a former reporter, author and journalism major, I am always looking for news worthy material or tips that my readers can benefit from. The rule has been in the past that a successful blog post should be 80% information and no more than... Read more »

Chicago Celebrates the 42nd Pride Parade With Passion!

Chicago Celebrates the 42nd Pride Parade With Passion!
Every year on the last Sunday in June, the LGBT community unites to celebrate the freedom of all people to meaningfully and proudly express their sexual and gender identities, and the ongoing commitment of the LGBT people to combat oppression. Based on the huge crowds of attendees today it appears that they are receiving much... Read more »

Allegations of Sexual Abuse Cover-up of Autistic Child at Ogden School

Allegations of Sexual Abuse Cover-up of Autistic Child at Ogden School
Yesterday, a Complaint was filed against the Chicago Board of Education and an Ogden special education teacher that alleges wrongful sexual misconduct with an autistic 6 year old. According to the art teacher who witnessed the incident, there was “a lot of physical contact” that she described as “inappropriate and disgusting” and that the whole... Read more »
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Chicago Gay Pride Parade 2011: Photos

Chicago Gay Pride Parade 2011: Photos
It was a sunny day with temperatures in the 70’s; perfect weather for the Chicago Gay Pride Parade this year!  The streets on Halsted and Broadway were lined with onlookers who were as colorful as the people in the parade.  This was a time for all GLBT to celebrate their lives. It was a day... Read more »

Are Your Friends Helping You in Your Career? They Should.

Are Your Friends Helping You in Your Career?  They Should.
President Bill Clinton & Chicagoan Phil Stefani When was the last time you asked a friend for help in your job hunt or a potential career transition?  Did they help you or did they make up some lame excuse for their lack of support?  If they didn’t offer you any help have you asked yourself... Read more »

Use Unemployment Benefits as a Bridge to a New Career

Use Unemployment Benefits as a Bridge to a New Career
One day you have a job you love, the next day you are laid off and standing in the unemployment line wondering how you are going to survive without a job or any leads to employment.  You thought you had a stable career at the Chicago Tribune, even after the buy out and bankruptcy restructure... Read more »
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Is Former "Mickey Mouse" Executive Michael Eisner Joining the ChicagoTribune?

There have been a number of articles in the past few days speculating and debating whether the former CEO of the Walt Disney Co., Michael Eisner may become the next chairman of the Tribune Co.  The LA Times reported yesterday this news citing several people had knowledge of the situation. Michael Eisner The Chicago Tribune... Read more »

Chicago Air & Water Show: Was it worth going?

Watching the Chicago Air & Water Show Living a block from Lake Michigan on a short street called Banks is usually calm and far away from the tourists.  Not today with the Chicago Air & Water show in full swing.  The jets have been flying around since Friday scaring my new puppy into his crate... Read more »

Bad jobs can lead to a successful career: One man's story

Tony Fitzpatrick-artist, poet, playwright, actor and survivor Surviving in this relenting economy takes perseverance.  Some people have done this all their life without working at corporations like Allstate and Kraft.   A boxer, bouncer, bartender, construction worker, doorman, artist, playwright, actor, and poet, meet Chicago born Tony Fitzpatrick who has done it all.  Each job... Read more »
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Chicago Now Radio: Networking opportunity for bloggers

Chicago Now Radio: Networking opportunity for bloggers
Co-host Alex Quigley with bloggers Sacha & CateThe Chicago Tribune’s Chicago Now radio party last night at English Pub for the Chicago Now blogger and friends, rocked!  Chicago Now radio and blogging executives were on hand to greet their bloggers.  Warm, accommodating and fun, I can not say enough great things about this committed team... Read more »